Sherbrooke 2013 Canada Games Host Declares Games a True Sport Event

(Ottawa, Ontario – August 1, 2013) – In recognition of the belief that good sport can make a great difference, the 2013 Canada Summer Games Host Society has declared the 2013 Canada Summer Games a True Sport Event. The Canada Games Council and True Sport share a common goal – to inspire youth to practice values-based sport.   

From August 2 to 17, approximately 4,000 athletes will gather from across Canada to compete in the largest national multi-sport event for young athletes.

True Sport is proud to be working with the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke to help athletes live the True Sport Principles during and after the Games.

  • Athletes, coaches and officials will pledge their commitment to the True Sport Principles as part of the opening ceremonies.
  • A True Sport outreach booth will be set up at the athletes’ village for athletes to learn about values-based sport initiatives and get involved.
  • A True Sport Photo Challenge will engage athletes and participants to capture and share their favourite True Sport Games moments for a chance to win a True Sport prize pack.

To keep up to date on what’s happening at the 2013 Canada Summer Games, be sure to follow True Sport on Twitter @TrueSportpur and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/TrueSportpur.

About the 2013 Canada Summer Games

From August 2 to 17, about 4,000 athletes from Canada’s 13 provinces and territories will compete for top honours in the 20 sports disciplines of the Canada Summer Games – Sherbrooke 2013. This unique event, which involves 12,000 participants, including 5,000 volunteers, will welcome over 15,000 visitors from outside Québec. The Games – LIVE IT

About the Canada Games

The Canada Games are Canada’s largest multi‐sport Games. Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer Games, the Canada Games represent the highest level of national competition for up and coming Provincial and Territorial athletes. The Games have been hosted in every province at least once since their inception in Quebec City during Canada’s Centennial in 1967. The Games are proud of their contribution to Canada’s sport development system in addition to their lasting legacy of sport facilities, community pride and national unity.

About True Sport

True Sport is a series of tools, programs and initiatives designed to give people the inspiration and means to leverage the many benefits of sport to instill character in our kids, strengthen our communities and increase our opportunities for excellence. It exists not only to create the right conditions for people to promote good sport in their community, but also to identify and connect with others looking to do the same. Visit www.truesport.ca.

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For further information, please contact:

Megan Cumming
Manager, Corporate Communications
+1 613-521-3340 x3233
mcumming@cces.ca

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